The Highway 99 camera relates to the traffic/transit alerts that we start with today:
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT NOTES: First, road work – Southbound Highway 99 is scheduled to be closed all weekend; lane closures are happening on northbound I-5 by the offramp from the West Seattle Bridge; the 520 bridge across Lake Washington is closed, so everybody’s using I-90. Second, buses – It’s the first day of Metro‘s June service change; the only direct West Seattle effect is the afternoon schedule for Route 21, which has some changes. And to our south, the sixth and final RapidRide line, the F Line, launches today.
Now, event highlights from our calendar:
KIDS’ FISHING POND: The West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club‘s annual tradition – a temporary fishing pond stocked with trout for kids under 14 to try their luck, cane poles and bait provided, first-come first-served, first 100 kids or until supplies run out, 8 am-11 am at Seacrest. (1660 Harbor SW)
TRACK MEET: ‘Friendly competition’ open to everyone 19 and up at this track meet at West Seattle Stadium, 8:30 am (registration) and 9 am-5 pm competition, details here. (4432 35th SW)
BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Two divisions of West Seattle Baseball have championship games today, 11 am:
The Pinto game will feature Alki Lumber versus Menashe. The Mustang game has West Seattle Design Build facing Menashe. The Championship Games will be preceded by introduction of the players, followed by the National Anthem. Then the Ceremonial First Pitches will be thrown by Jack Miller of Husky Deli and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. Pinto is for boys and girls who turn 7 before August 31 and who turn 8 after April 30 of the current year. Mustang is for kids who turn 9 before August 31 and turn 10 after April 30 of the current year.
(7226 12th SW)
GREEN RIVER MARATHON, FINISHING ON ALKI: The annual, low-key Green River Marathon starts from 8:30 a.m. in the Kent area and continues on to West Seattle, finishing in the 2600 block of Alki SW. First finishers last year made the 26.2 miles in about three hours. Info here.
HELP TIDY UP MORGAN JUNCTION PARK: Join Friends of Morgan Junction Parks at 11 am today – our calendar listing explains how you can help.
SEE THE TOTEM POLE AND EXHIBITS! Log House Museum‘s regular hours today, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)
TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Second weekend of the season for free tours with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Alki Point Lighthouse, 1-4 pm. (3200 Point Place)
ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL: 3-6 pm, last carnival before the new school construction begins – come have fun with games, food, face-painting, more. Wristbands and individual tickets, as explained here. (3701 SW 104th)
FINAL NIGHT FOR ‘HAIR’: Last performance of the musical’s run at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor). 7:30 pm curtain time. (4711 California SW)
NIGHTLIFE AND EVEN MORE … on the calendar!